Sarah Frankish
Sarah Frankish Senior Travel Specialist
"Climb Huayna Picchu for superb views of Machu Picchu."

Cuzco Holidays

Cuzco is a beautiful city in the heart of the Andes that will appear on every itinerary to Peru and rightly so. You cannot fail to be captivated by the charm of this Spanish colonial city built upon Inca foundations and criss-crossed by narrow cobbled streets and pretty squares. The capital of the Inca empire is a cultural delight, with local markets, museums and impressive collections of colonial art that can be found in La Catedral and the Museo de Arqueologia. There are also a number of Inca ruins to explore nearby, such as Sacsayhuaman with its giant interlocking stonework.

Cuzco is the starting point for visits into the Sacred Valley and to Machu Picchu. You can explore colourful local markets and ruins here, or visit the fascinating salt terraces at Maras which have been mined for their salt in the same way for centuries. Trains depart either from here or the Sacred Valley towards Machu Picchu and there are varying levels of service depending on your requirements - do ask us for details of the Hiram Bingham and Vistadome services. If you are trekking on one of the Trails to the citadel, then Cuzco is at the perfect height above sea level to allow you to acclimatise to high altitude before starting your trek.

There are many beautiful hotels to choose from, all set in original colonial buildings with lots of charm and character and often built on the original Inca foundations. We would be happy to advise you on our favourites to suit you and your budget. You should book early for such important festivals as Corpus Christi (June 19), Inti Raymi (June 24) and Christmas and New Year.

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Wonders of Peru Holiday
  • Culture & History
  • Family
From £2950 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Our Wonders of Peru tailor-made tour encompasses the key highlights of a holiday to Peru and is the perfect introduction for the first-time visitor.
Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Responsible
From £3095 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Rainbow Mountain lies far from the beaten track (a five-day hike away, in fact) deep in the Andes and reached only by the high-altitude...
Eco-Friendly Peru Holiday
  • Culture & History
  • Family
  • Wildlife
From £3470 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Give back to local communities on this eco-tour that takes in the best of Peru, including iconic sights such as the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest.
Ultimate Peru Adventure
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £3725 per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
For adventurous travellers, Peru is a dream destination. In just one trip, spend a night in the Sacred Valley's most exclusive accommodation - a transparent pod suite suspended 400m up - before trying your hand at zip lining, white water rafting and paragliding, and setting off in search of the best views over Machu Picchu.
Peru Express
  • Culture & History
From £2985 per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
With the direct flight to Lima, this Peru holiday is ideal for those short of time. One of South America’s most vibrant countries,...
Peru & Brazil Made Easy
  • Culture & History
From £3745 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru     Brazil
Offering to show you the highlights of not one, but two of South America's 'must-go' destinations, this tailor-made holiday makes it easy to get under the skin of both Brazil and Peru. All the icons are included: experience mist-cloaked Machu Picchu; get to know the Inca City of Cuzco; stand at the edge of thundering Iguazu Falls; soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach whilst admiring a view that features Corcovado Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Lakes, Nazca Lines, Wilderness and Incas
  • Culture & History
From £3765 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
A classic Peruvian tour including Lima, a flight over the Nazca Lines, unique wildlife on the Ballestas Islands, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.
Andean Treasures of Peru with Luxury Belmond Sleeper Train
  • Culture & History
From £3980 per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
This classic Peru holiday showcases the country's best loved natural wonders and colonial gems, including Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. You will also travel in style on the Luxury Belmond Sleeper train.
Peru with Inkaterra
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £4325 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Escape on this rejuvenating holiday to Peru, which offers a chance to reconnect with the natural environment as well as indulge. The trip also incorporates all of Peru’s major highlights.
The Inca Heartland & Salkantay Trek
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Honeymoons
From £4330 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
This Peru holiday is perfect for those who want an iconic trekking trip whilst enjoying the creature comforts of luxurious mountain lodge accommodation. Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of Cuzco and the Sacred Valley where you can see Inca sites as well as Andean markets and surrounding villages.
Peru Highlights plus Easter Island
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £4560 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru     Chile
Mist-cloaked Machu Picchu and mysterious Maoi statues on Easter Island combine to make a Peru and Chile holiday an extraordinary combination.
Wonders of South America
  • Culture & History
From £4810 per person
17 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru     Brazil     Argentina     Bolivia
Experience the best the South American continent has to offer with this exhilarating tailormade holiday through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Bringing together Peru’s Inca past, the dizzying heights of La Paz, stylish Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro’s iconic beaches, this epic journey encompasses the continents main attractions.
Peru & Bolivia Highlights
  • Culture & History
From £4975 per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru     Bolivia
See the magnificent Inca ruins at Machu Picchu before enjoying the highlights of Bolivia on this 16-day, high altitude itinerary. By way of contrast this trip stays on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca.
Peru - The Land of Incas, Canyons & Condors
  • Culture & History
  • Honeymoons
From £5480 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
This once in a lifetime journey is the perfect choice for those who love to pack in some serious sight-seeing but also want time...
Luxury Peru with Belmond
  • Culture & History
From £5490 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Experience the world of Belmond and dip your toes into the enchanting history and culture of Peru on this luxury holiday staying in Peru’s most indulgent hotels, including the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge located next to the gates of Machu Picchu and the Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper train.
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